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midair

[mid-air] /mɪdˈɛər/
noun
1.
any point in the air not contiguous with the earth or other solid surface:
to catch a ball in midair.
Origin of midair
1660-1670
1660-70; mid- + air1
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  • Then, my duty done, I watched two fellows throw the lariat, and shoot the fly specks off Coonskin's hat in midair.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
  • He moved to go to her, and found himself floating in midair.

    The Aliens Murray Leinster
  • But as it went Mayo clutched a davit pulley and swung in midair.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Having gone as far as she dared, she dangled for ten seconds in midair.

    The Firebug Roy J. Snell
  • Almost at his feet something dropped from midair like a rocket, a bomb.

  • This, they said, was the cause of its collapsing in midair under the heavy strain.

British Dictionary definitions for midair

midair

/ˌmɪdˈɛə/
noun
1.
  1. some point above ground level, in the air
  2. (as modifier): a midair collision of aircraft
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Idioms and Phrases with midair

midair

see under leave hanging
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